Game: My Stupid Thing For The Day Lol

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Some of the US Cold Storage places have you back into the dock with the doors still sealed. They open the doors from the inside.

I pulled into dock and checked in then went to sleep. An hour later I get a knock at the door. "Ma'am, you left your lock on the trailer". Good thing I keep my spare handy cause I was too lazy to pull forward and back onto the door again.

Now name something stupid you did today lol

Kurt G.'s Comment
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I'm off today but a while back I did a stupid/dangerous thing: I was at a shipper and at this place they required you to slide the tandems back, back in, then disconnect from the trailer while they loaded it. I pulled the tandem release and slid them back, then got lazy and decided to just release the trailer brakes and back it in. When they were done I backed under the trailer again but had trouble cranking up the landing gear because the trailer was pushing them forward. Well, of course I had forgotten to lock the tandems, and it didn't occur to me that the trailer brakes aren't really effective if the tandems aren't locked. I won't be doing that again.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

mountain girl's Comment
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Two days ago in Laramie, I was refueling. It was a "whopping" 14'F.

Too lazy to wipe my mirrors with a real window cleaner, I reached from my seat for the febreeze instead, hung my arm out the window, and sprayed my mirror, thinking I'd just wipe it clean with my micro-cloth.

Instantly, it froze to a bubbly white coating. LOL

Duh.

-mountain girl

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Two days ago in Laramie, I was refueling. It was a "whopping" 14'F.

Too lazy to wipe my mirrors with a real window cleaner, I reached from my seat for the febreeze instead, hung my arm out the window, and sprayed my mirror, thinking I'd just wipe it clean with my micro-cloth.

Instantly, it froze to a bubbly white coating. LOL

Duh.

-mountain girl

Omg... That is something I would have done lol

Kanelin's Comment
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Mine was 2 days in a row. Friday and yesterday. I forgot to thank someone for the dinner and some great conversation. Thank you Rainy!!!

Kanelin's Comment
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Aaaaaand I did another one today. Had a 2100 pickup appt, finally got my trailer at 0200. As I was stumbling around trying to get going, I didn't notice that the emergency air hose was crimped. I spent 10 minutes getting good in and out of the truck, disconnecting and reconnecting the air lines and looking over the trailer, before I noticed the crimp.

Well, in my haste I didn't set the tractor brake. As soon as air got to the trailer, everything started rolling! It took me 2 tries to get into the truck and hit the brakes. Plus I banged up my knee falling off the first time. Lesson learned: ALWAYS make sure you brakes are set before you exit the vehicle. And don't get too frustrated and in a hurry.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Aaaaaand I did another one today. Had a 2100 pickup appt, finally got my trailer at 0200. As I was stumbling around trying to get going, I didn't notice that the emergency air hose was crimped. I spent 10 minutes getting good in and out of the truck, disconnecting and reconnecting the air lines and looking over the trailer, before I noticed the crimp.

Well, in my haste I didn't set the tractor brake. As soon as air got to the trailer, everything started rolling! It took me 2 tries to get into the truck and hit the brakes. Plus I banged up my knee falling off the first time. Lesson learned: ALWAYS make sure you brakes are set before you exit the vehicle. And don't get too frustrated and in a hurry.

You're welcome and you are now officially a rookie hahahha. Another prime driver once distracted.me as I pulled into a blue beacon. I stopped and didn't set the brakes. Got out and talked to him awhile....then had to chase the truck. Good thing I didn't lock it. Lol now I have a fear of doing that so at night I check the brakes three times before going to sleep hahah

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
ChickieMonster's Comment
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I have this recurring dream that the truck rolls in the middle of the night, right into another truck. I've actually gotten up in the middle of the night to check, it bothers me so bad!

And it's twice as bad now that I'm in a truck that has the auto start. Talk about scaring the crap out of you!

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I have this recurring dream that the truck rolls in the middle of the night, right into another truck. I've actually gotten up in the middle of the night to check, it bothers me so bad!

And it's twice as bad now that I'm in a truck that has the auto start. Talk about scaring the crap out of you!

Just don't watch Maximum Overdrive and put a Gremlin Mask on the front of your truck, lol. I think I may have put a time stamp on myself over that one. Oh well. At least I didn't mention going to watch Smiley and the Bandit 2 in the drive in! Oooops, doh.

Drive Safe and God Speed

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Smokey and the Bandit*. DYAC

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